Abstract

We investigate the economics of rural broadband access technologies based on actual geographic information. For low bit-rates and low population density, wireless is the cheapest. For bitrates exceeding 20 Mbit/s, PON is the lowest-cost technology.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

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